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Highlights from Belichick's press conference

Posted by Monique Walker, Globe Staff  November 30, 2010 12:20 PM

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FOXBOROUGH -- Bill Belichick wrapped up his Tuesday press conference touching on a range of topics. You read about his response to Rex Ryan's comments in an earlier post. Here are some other tidbits.

On addition of WR Santonio Holmes to Jets offense: "He's a big playmaker, fast, quick, good routes, runs well after the catch. He complements Braylon well because Braylon is a big, physical downhill receiver and Holmes is fast, quick and very good route running ability. ... They both are big threats."

On Danny Woodhead benefiting from practices against the Jets?: "Sure. Of course. He's practiced against them more than anybody on our team. ... I'm sure there are some things that he knows about their team that we don't know just because we're not as familiar with them. ..."

On how offensive line handles protection and has come together with Mankins: "... You need a combination of all of it. Logan's an outstanding football player. We all know that. He's done a good job for us. It's been tough not having [Stephen Neal] out of there, but Logan's played well. Dan's played well. The line's done a good job. Dante as always does a good job with that group. ..."

On what Alge Crumpler adds to running game: "Alge's a big, physical player. He's able to pull up against defensive linemen. It's a challenge for tight ends to also block the more athletic skill players ... tight ends have a lot of different match ups depending on where they're located and what the play is and what the defense is. ..."

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